Aston Martin’s model line-up is getting a raft of small updates for the 2022 model year.

    The company has previewed the updated models via its new online configurator tool.

    The brand’s luxury grand tourer, the DB11, gets the most significant changes.

    DB11 coupe and Volante models equipped with the twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 have received a bump in power of 18kW to 393kW. The change has also resulted in a new top speed of 308km/h.

    The grand tourer also gains the option of Sports Plus Seats, which Aston Martin says adds extra support to the shoulders, thorax and legs of both front-seat occupants.

    The V12-powered DB11 has dropped its ‘AMR’ badge.

    The DBS’ name has gotten lighter, dropping the Superleggera suffix. Both it and the Vantage also gain new 21-inch wheel designs.

    The DBX crossover’s options list has swelled to include enormous 23-inch wheels, as well as Sports Plus seats and wireless phone charging. This is integrated with the infotainment system, allowing you to use the centre screen to see how much charge your device has.

    Across the entire range, Aston Martin has introduced three new “interior trim environments”: Create, Accelerate and Inspire.

    Inspire is the most luxury-focused, with perforated semi-aniline leather and broguing and contrast-stitching on the seats. It’s available in either single- or two-tone colour combinations, with a choice of 38 colours overall including the likes of indigo and dark green.

    Accelerate is, unsurprisingly, the sportiest of the three with sport seats upholstered in leather and Alcantara and featuring contrasting colour highlights. There are 10 colours available with four complementary Alcantara colours.

    Create is less clear. Aston Martin says it has a “focused range of colours and detailing options” and “offers a distinct visual aesthetic and design character”. It’s available with a choice of 10 colours in both single- and two-tone colourways.

    You can explore these options on the new configurator, which, like video games such as Fortnite, runs on EPIC’s Unreal gaming engine.

    During the online build process, you can switch to a personal interaction and schedule an online session with your local dealer.

    Expect more updates to the Aston Martin range soon, according to brand CEO Tobias Moers.

    He told Autocar earlier this year the brand is planning to introduce more than 10 cars before the end of 2023.

    That includes new base and flagship variants for the DBX. Facelifts are also planned for the DB11, Vantage and DBS over the next 18 months, with improvements including new infotainment systems.

    Moers also said the Vantage and DB11 ranges will be expanded.

    Aston Martin also plans to use the Lagonda nameplate for ultra-luxury versions of its existing models à la Mercedes-Maybach, with the company scrapping plans to reintroduce it as a standalone brand.

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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